#MyzLulu welcomes a true cultural avant-garde to Episode 11 of #EveryoneLovesLulu, HEIDI CHARGUALAF QUENGA aka “Aunty Heidi.” Heidi Chargualaf-Quenga is an Accounting/Operations Manager who holds a B.S. in Business Management. Her involvement and efforts to preserve Pacific Islander heritages stem from her tenured Directorship with the award-winning Kutturan Chamoru Foundation (KCF), a tuition-free 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Chamoru culture through song and dance from the Mariana Islands in Micronesia since 1993. Aunty Heidi is the 1st Pacific Islander to receive the California Arts Council Artist-In-Residence from 2000 -2002 and was bestowed the title of Fafa’någue by the Master of Chamorro Dance, Saina Frank Rabon of Tao Tao Tano, Guahan in 2019. She continues her efforts to ensure the inclusion of all Pacific Islanders as a Cultural Advisor to countless community groups, projects, universities, and initiatives across the Continental US and the Mariana Islands to include her work with the SoCal Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team as the Community Engagement Lead and the Pacific Islander Health Partnership’s current Vice President.
Gi kinalamten-ta ta hågu’i i håleta [In our movements, we reach for our roots] ~ Kutturan Chamoru Foundation